Virtual cycling training facility opens
By Doug Storum
November 30, 2010 --
BOULDER - Mike Ricci of D3 Multisport is opening D3 Energy Lab, an indoor cycling training facility.
The facility, at 3200 Valmont St. in Boulder, features the CompuTrainer, a virtual course that is projected onto the wall.
Up to eight riders can train at the same time, on their own bikes on treadmills, on the same virtual course. Courses can be customized, and the system's interactive real course videos include famous courses (including Tour de France stages and Ironman courses) to be input and raced. This allows riders to measure their performance against one another, and themselves, as the system measures and records a variety of performance parameters, including speed, calories and power output.
Classes are up and running and sessions are available mornings, lunchtime, evenings and weekends, and for a limited time, new riders can experience a session for free. See www.d3multisport.com/EnergyLab/schedule for more information.
Ricci is a certified USAT Level III coach. He has owned D3 Multisport Inc. since 2000, and he is the head coach for the national champion University of Colorado triathlon team.